Magazine article Corrections Forum

Indiana Reentry Pilot

Magazine article Corrections Forum

Indiana Reentry Pilot

Article excerpt

The Lawrence County Jail in Indiana has been chosen to participate in a state pilot project called Recovery Works Jail ReEntry Program, according to local radio station WBIW. The goal of the program is to connect offenders to services they need to be successful.

The targeted population will be inmates to be released within 90 days, and it is designed so that inmates participating in the program will be housed together in the same section of the jail.

Group skills and skill development groups will be evidence based and treatment access will be offered daily.

Post-release, those that participated in the program will be eligible for recovery and employment coaching.

Recovery Works follows sweeping changes to Indiana's criminal code which took effect last year that are sending more low-level, nonviolent felony criminals to community corrections and jails. …

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